Hi! My name is Minister Theresa Harrison and my husband's name is Lamont Harrison and have been married for fifteen years and we are a blended family of eleven children and twelve grandchildren soon to be thirteen. I  had five children  coming into the marriage and Lamont had six kids coming  into  the marriage. I only knew of the  younger three going into  the  marriage but was  introduced to the  older  three  as time went on.  Blending our families was a  challenge.  From my  end we  dealt  with things like  getting used to a man in the  house helping  me to make the decisions,  chores and  punishment and I  tell you  personalities  clashed.  On  my husband's end his 

oldest daughter expressed her feelings and we listened but still moved forward with our plans as parents. At times this caused a great attack on our marriage that led to things like alcohol and infidelity to deal with the pain that caused me to separate myself from my husband. But God!! He had a plan greater than us both and now back stronger than ever!

Now all of the older children are grown with careers and kids but my husband's younger three are back with their mother and are struggling with things like gender issues, drugs and violence that we have tried to intervene without success. Since then I have been diagnosed with cancer and this diagnosis has made us look at life in a whole new way to bring us closer together. As a family, we have put Romans 8:28 across our hearts whenever we get discouraged about the challenges we face as parents. It reads, “And we know that ALL THINGS work together for the good of them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.

I realize that I am not the only one who is dealing with life and in this life group we can share life together through our testimonies and revelations we have learned along the way. We're all called and no matter what comes our way it will all work out for our good and God can get the Glory. So come let's do life together!

Who: Young Adults (Blended Families)
Age group: 21-40
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Thursdays
Meeting time(s): 6:00pm
Method of meeting: Virtual
Meeting special notes:  Blended Bunch Zoom

Contact Info:
Minister Theresa Harrison
615-393-3899

 

BLENDED BUNCH

 

Hello, my name is Minister Marveya Gooch. Throughout the many years of my being a Christian, my desire for a deeper connection with God; with Jesus; became more and more essential. The one thing that I came to know about Jesus is that He was radical. He used the knowledge of the heritage His ancestors left Him to change the world! He was able to give a more relevant perspective on spirituality to reach the people, during His time here on Earth. It is my belief that God's Word is never peripheral; it's always necessary and indispensable. It can be applied to every generation and every time-period. 

I created the J-Walkers Life Group to be a group of people that studies God's Word in an effort to apply it to our everyday lives in a practical manner. 

Who: Adults 
Age group: 25-45
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Thursdays
Meeting time(s): 7:00pm
Method of meeting: Virtual
Meeting special notes:  YACS Zoom 

Contact Info:
Minister Marveya Gooch
615-500-8007
Mgooch515@gmail.com

J
WALKERS

 

FBC has committed 2021 to focusing on “People”.  We are dedicated to reaching people.  We are committed to Loving People regardless of your circumstances with the goal of growing together.  This Outreach Sunday Life group class is an open class.  All adults are welcome to grow with us as we weekly study the word of God.  We are a class that not only focuses on the inner workings of the church, but we also strive to stay in tune with our community as well.  We enjoy weekly discussions using the Sunday School Publishing Board curriculum as our guide.  We have fun and fellowship as well as enjoy group adventures outside of the church as we grow together.  We would love for you to come grow with us. We are a group who enjoys  studying God’s word while loving and growing God’s people as a group while we continue on this journey to fulfill His Great Commission. 

We currently will be meeting both virtually and in person. 

Who: Adults 
Age group: N/A
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Sundays
Meeting time(s): 9:30am
Method of meeting: Zoom Call
Meeting special notes:  507-744-9920/ 044372

Contact Info:
Minister Chris Ford
615-969-0288
mynupe@gmail.com

THE SUNDAY SCHOOL EXPERIENCE 

 

Hey soon-to-be Golden Girl, my name is Deacon Laura Douglas! I like to watch the Golden Girls. I like how they have fun with each other. Before I leave this Earth, I’m going to find St. Olaf! The thing I especially love about the girls is that they don’t have to go through life alone; as the song says, they are pals and confidants. Sometimes as we get older, we tend to spend more time alone. We are more apt to go through life’s ups and downs all by our lonesome. Well, I came to give you some news….you don’t! The main reason I created the Golden Girl’s Life Group is so we could take life’s journey together. More importantly, in this Life Group we understand that Jesus is way better than 

any Golden Girl! His heart is definitely true and he is the ultimate pal and confidant! The best thing is that He has invited us all to His party!

Who: Ladies
Age group: 60 and up
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Sundays
Meeting time(s): 9:30am
Method of meeting: Conference call

Meeting special notes: 1-725-735-9433

Contact Info:
Deacon Laura Douglas
615-452-8189

THE GOLDEN GIRLS

 

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Hello! My name is Deacon Michael Wynne. Obedience, faith, and dependence on God made Joshua one of Israel's strongest leaders. He provided a bold example for us to follow. Like us, Joshua was often besieged by other voices, but he chose to follow God, and he did it faithfully. Joshua took seriously the Ten Commandments and ordered the people of Israel to live by them as well.
 

Even though Joshua was not perfect, he proved that a life of obedience to God bears great rewards. Sin always has consequences. If we live according to God's Word, like Joshua, we will receive God's blessings.

"Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go." (NIV)

Who: Adults
Age group: 25-45
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Thursdays
Meeting time(s): 6:00pm
Method of meeting: Conference
Meeting special notes:  1-253-993-3980


Contact Info:
Deacon Michael Wynne
615-452-8189

 

THE JOSHUA BELEIVERS

 

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Hello! My name is Minister Tony Brinkley.  I am a minister here at FBC. I am also a loving husband; a loving father; a loving friend; loving Christian...it's safe to say I love to love!  There are slew of laws that are mentioned in the Old Testament of the Bible and if those laws were not followed...let's just say you'd probably want to write your will early in the game :) Well, I just love the fact that God loves us enough to know that we are all flakey in some sort of way.  He knew that we'd all be long gone if we had to abide by all those laws. Shoot, we can't even slow down at a yellow light; that means speed up :) God loves us so much that he sent us a a savior that would live and die for our sinfulness. This 

savior is Jesus and the only thing he asked us to do is love. Isn't it a shame how such a small word can make the difference in ones words, thoughts, or deeds? The word "Love" is mentioned over 310 in the New Testament of the Bible; depending on which version one is reading. It's mentioned more than any other word in the Bible! Wow, this must mean that Jesus wants us to live by it! This is why I created the The Agape Set Life Group! This Life Group focuses on loving people regardless of who they are or what they believe.  We'd love for you to join us! 

Who: Adults
Age group: 35 and up
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Mondays
Meeting time(s): 6:10pm
Method of meeting: Conference
Meeting special notes508-924-3057


Contact Info:
Minister Tony Brinkley
615-452-8189

Tbrinkley44@gmail.com

THE AGAPE SET

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My name is Carrie Dowell. Our adult circle consists of individuals of various ages; male, female, married, and single. The Bible and life group literature guides us as we lovingly study and share our opinions, always applying what we learn to our every day experiences (the good, bad, and ugly). You are invited to join our circle as we strive to become true disciples of Jesus Christ.

Who: Adults
Age group: 21-99
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Thursdays
Meeting time(s): 7:30pm
Method of meeting: Conference
Meeting special notes:  1-351-999-3650

Contact Info:
Carrie Dowell
615-452-8189

 

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS

 

Peace and blessings from God our Father and our Lord Jesus Christ. Hi my name is Shannon Chumbley. I'm a assistant minister and life group facilitator at First Baptist church Gallatin. I want to personally invite to join our life group,(Team Jesus) where we come together and study the word of God. I was called to ministry in 2008 and have been under the guidance of Rev. Dr. Pastor Jackson. Since 1993 I have coached football, basketball, soccer,and softball so I have always been involved with youth in our community, as well as working with our children and youth at First Baptist. So this life group is a opportunity for me to continue to guide and pour into the lives of these young men and women.  This group was originally designed for ages 18-40, but everyone is welcome. May the grace and mercy of our God continue to be with you now and forever.

Who: Adults
Age group: 18-40
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Wednesdays
Meeting time(s): 6:00pm 
Method of meeting: In-Person
Meeting special notes:  FBC Conference Room

Contact Info:
Shannon Chumbley
615-568-9572

TEAM JESUS

 

Hello! My name is Calvin Gager. I am the Associate Pastor here at First Baptist Church. We are extremely excited about YOU and all of our new members! God has sent you to connect with us as God uses our members to become transforming change agents in the world around us. I want to personally invite you to join our new members life group. We have fun together! We laugh together! We pray together! We cry together! We study God's word together!  We collectively discern God's movement in our lives and and how God desires to use us at First Baptist Church! We can't wait to connect with you! See you soon!

Who: Adults
Age group: N/A
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Thursday
Meeting time(s): 6:30pm 
Method of meeting: New Member Zoom 
Meeting special notes: 
Dial: 312-626-6799

                                         Meeting ID: 865 5544 7039



Contact Info:

Pastor Calvin Gager

Minister Lora Brooks (615) 830-5367
(757) 871-3821

 

NEW MEMBER

 

Hello! Our names are Deane Blake and Sherri Blake. We want to personally invite you to our young at heart life group.  Navigating this life is not easy and discerning our purpose is not always simple. Hence, we are a biblically focused life group with a strong desire to grow in our relationship with God. We love sharing our journey in Christ together with its many twists and turns.  We range in age from early twenties to late fifties. We are single, married, and retired. We are parents, and we are students. All are welcome.

Who: Adults
Age group: 21-59
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Sunday's
Meeting time(s): 9:30am
Method of meeting: Google Hangouts 
Meeting special notes:  N/A

Contact Info:

Deane and Sherri Blake

(615) 319-5309

YOUNG AT HEART

 

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My name is Mose Dumas. I am one of the assisting ministers at First Baptist Church. I want to personally invite you to join our Men Life Group where we gather and support each other and study the word of God together as men. You are invited to join us as we strive to become disciples who make disciples.

Who: Adults
Age group: N/A
Location: Gallatin, TN
Meeting day(s): Thursday's 
Meeting time(s): 6:00pm
Method of meeting: In-Person Conference call

Meeting special notes: Call-in option 
                                        253-993-3001

Contact Info:

Minister Mose Dumas

615-765-0595

THE MEN'S GROUP